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[Susan notes: Just think about it--how the affluent torture their kids--to make sure they stay ahead. Do you think the people who sign up for this test prep will see any irony/sarcasm in Krashen's comment? Do you think the people who do letters at the New York Times will?]

Submitted to New York Times but not published

To the editor

Missing from "Tips for the Admission Test-- to Kindergarten" (Nov. 21) is that test-prep (including bootcamps, private tutoring, and "play date coaching") for 3- and 4- year olds is insane. What's next, medication so 3- year olds will sit still and work on their "listening and thinking skills"?

Stephen Krashen

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